So, I think twisted_slinky
has probably sung this from this rooftops here on LJ, lol, but if anyone out there is wondering why I've seemed to have disappeared from the face of the planet--i.e. haven't turned in any challenges stuff in a while--it's because on Aug. 29th, I gave birth to my son--and my first child--Connor. I'm so super excited to be a mom--and sometimes, I still can't believe it. But, during the labor, my son--in his eagerness to join the world--tore out of me... literally. I bled a lot, so much so that my husband got pretty scared that he was going to lose me. I was kept an extra day in the hospital so they could give me a blood transfusion and try to get my cell count up. When it evened out--still low, but didn't lower
--they let me out, but I'm now on an iron supplement that I have to take twice a day.
And as if that wasn't enough to tire me out, I also have a newborn, lol. So, sleep feels like this to me lately:
And, furthermore, starting about two weeks before I gave birth, I began to have a bad flare up in my already-existing carpal tunnel, and had a Novocaine-like numbness in my thumb, index finger, and middle finger of my left hand. It continues, and I'm really hoping that it'll go away soon enough. As I typed elsewhere today, just writing this journal is requiring a level of concentration that I haven't had to use since I first started to learn how to type. So writing's a bit like
But I haven't forgotten about my challenges, I swear! I'm going to try to get my hand to function at some point tomorrow--not today, I'm tired, lol--so that I can work on them. I know I owe one to spn_bigpretzel
and another to villainbigbang
. Not to mention working on a couple of bingos. Also not to mention my non-challenge-related fanfics. And the fact that I want to start writing for Yahoo! Voices... which used to be Associated Content, for those wondering. Oh, oh, and my original fiction.
P.S.--I don't own any of these gifs